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poker face

noun

Simple Definition of poker face

  • : an expression on your face that does not show your thoughts or feelings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of poker face

  1. :  an inscrutable face that reveals no hint of a person's thoughts or feelings

poker–faced play \ˈpō-kər-ˌfāst\ adjective

Origin of poker face

2poker; from the poker player's need to conceal emotions during play


First Known Use: 1885


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